It's been a little more than a month since we've all been asked to practice social distancing and quarantine in our homes, which means the responsibility of grooming yourself has fallen completely into your hands—no more trips to the salon.
This also means that your stylist or your friend who does your hair is not available to help you fix your hair. You may prefer to trust your stylist for your beauty needs, but times like it is important to practice you hair maintenance on your own!
WHAT? I DON'T KNOW HOW TO THAT?
We got you ladies!
Get an extension brush. This is vital, you will literally rip your head of hair out if you try and brush them continuously with a normal brush. Investing in a special brush ensures that your natural hair doesn't get pulled at the root and that the bonds of the fake hair aren't loosened.
It is important to check the ingredients, make sure that your shampoo has no sulfate. This ingredient tend to make your hair extensions fall out a lot of quicker and a lot easier.
Go for the more natural or organic shampoos and conditioners because they’re gentler to hair extensions.
It is advisable to wash your hair at least once in a week to remove dirts and oil buildup, but not more than three times in a week. Washing hair too often will make it appear too dry and may get it damaged faster, which is what nobody likes. It is best to wash gently with cold water and a very gentle shampoo, free of sulfate and alcohol. Always apply moisturizing Leave-in conditioner after washing. Rinse the hair and dry.
Always fully dry your bonds, you can leave the ends dry naturally if you want, but it is very important to keep the roots bone dry.
Pat the hair dry and avoid rubbing with a towel as this will lead to breakage and matting. It is best to allow human hair extensions dry in air, as excessive use of hair dryer will lead to damage of the hair. However, if necessary the dryer should be put on a cool setting, and the extension should be combed out gently with a wide tooth brush while drying.
Sleeping with human hair
Avoid sleeping with your human hair wet or roughly as this will make it get tangled while sleeping. Plait the hair, pin it up, roller-set it or roll with bendy rollers before sleeping. Sleep with a satin cap or on a satin covered pillow to avoid pillow friction.
Overtime extensions begin to shed hair and can have split ends, just like our natural hair if we do not care for it properly. Some people even repurpose their hair extensions by cutting the hair into a new style entirely, which is the best way to get as much use, from your extensions, as possible.
Always remember, Maintenance is key!
And Stay Home & Be Safe!